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Tombstone Backpackers

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16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Lake Tekapo, null, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

perfect room with excellent equipments, just amazing..... The lovely lady knows me I am going to take a ferry tomorrow morning, gave me upgrade single room, what a lovely experience in picton.thank you so much for that

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

A real haven - great kitchen, AMAZING breakfast (a massive bonus!), cosy rooms (I was on my own in a double room the first night, same rate as a bigger dorm-style room), very clean, spa/hot-tub was great after a long day walking and Lynn, the owner (I think I remember her name correctly?!), was super accommodating and helpful, offering pick-ups... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Don't be scared off by the name, this place is truly lovely!!! Spent one night but wish it was more. Booked a double room, shared shower facilities and got up graded to an ensuite room when we checked in with a view of Picton from the hill. Amazing free breakfast, the homemade cheese scones were stunning! Lovely clean tidy rooms... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A great backpackers opposite the cemetery hence the name. Quirky skull keyrings. Great facilities and close to the ferry terminal. I had a room with ensuite which was modern, clean and comfortable. Helpful hosts. Would highly recommend. Easy 5 min drive into main shops.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Tombstone Backpackers for a couple of days in June and we loved it. We had been staying in dorms for a while so this was a lovely change of scenery. We originally booked a dorm but the owners were lovely enough to offer us a private room for no extra charge as they were quiet at the... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Stayed here before catching the ferry. You couldn't ask for much more from a hostel, it's clean and well equipped. We stayed in a double room which comfortable and good value. The owners are friendly and helpful people.

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Dublin ireland
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

so devastated I could only stay for one night!!this hostel should be the benchmark for EVERY hostel!!! Owners are so welcoming wonderful wonderful place!!!perfect location for ferry and bus-STUNNING Free internet nd wifi tv room,lounge room,reading room,play room,two eating areas and a GIANT kitchen stunning rooms,stunning views!!!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a super comfy hostel. The front door is styled to look like a coffin lid (as the hostel is across the road from a graveyard), but this is where the spooky stuff ends. Inside there is a well equipped kitchen (simple breakfast included), and a couple of nice lounges. I was feeling tired from my travels and was... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I booked Tombstone just on a random recommendation in Lonely Planet since it said there was free pick up from the ferry terminal. The hostel common area was cozy with a reading room, computer room with free computer use and free wifi as well as a TV room and dining room area. The kitchen seemed big enough to cook whatever... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I stayed here already 3 yrs ago and liked it a lot. Hence, it was only natural to return. The place was still amazing and is well run by the owners. They offer free pick-ups from train & ferry. I stayed in a double room and it looked like a hotel room with bedside tables, nice decor etc. All is... More 

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